Friday, September 19, 2008

Chuck Girl: Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is making her return to television but this time not to a reality series. She will guest star in an episode of the NBC comedy “Chuck,” as a mean girl who used to torture Yvonne Strahovski’s character in high school.

Come fall, Nicole Richie’s fans will be able to turn on their television sets one fine evening and watch her play the Mean Girl on NBC’s comedy “Chuck,” during a special episode that will chronicle the adventures of Yvonne Strahovski’s character, Special Agent Sarah Walker, as she attends her 10-year high school reunion.

According to NBC, Walker, who suffered in high school at the unforgiving hand of Richie’s character, “must face her fears” as she is forced to attend the reunion for a mission with costar Zachary Levi (Chuck) as her date.

Richie’s character will be a “snarky and spiteful girl who tortured” Strahovski’s character in high school.

The spy fantasy which debuted in September stars Zachary Levi as Chuck, a geek who becomes a counterterrorism operative by mistake. The show’s second season begins on September 29.

The show’s creator and executive producer Josh Schwartz said Richie “auditioned for the part and was very funny.” He concluded that the role is “a great opportunity for her to show off her comedic skills and be diabolically evil and kick some butt. It’s going to be really fun.”

This is hardly the first time Richie has been before a camera. She has previously guest-starred on “8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenage Daughter” and “American Dreams.”

She also co-starred alongside good friend Paris Hilton in the reality series “The Good Life.”

Richie was once known as a kind of “bad girl” herself, what with the partying, the substance abuse problem and being arrested for DUI. Having a baby with her boyfriend of almost two years, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, seems to have turned her life around. For the very much better.